Women Against Rape (WAR) is a grassroots multi-racial women’s group founded in 1976.

It is based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre in London. You can find us here.

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We provide rights information, support and advocacy.    We take up individual cases on the basis of collective self-help.

We campaign for justice, protection and compensation      for all women and girls who have suffered sexual,     domestic and/or racist violence.

This includes survivors of any age, race and nationality, asylum seekers, women with disabilities, trans women     and sex workers.

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We have won changes in the law such as making rape in marriage a crime.

We have set legal precedents such as the first private prosecution for rape, after the authorities refused to bring a rapist of two sex workers to court.

Read more about our current campaigns here. And, a brief history of our past campaigns here.

We thank our funders:                                    

Oak Foundation
Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
London Churches Refugee Fund
Persula Foundation

And, all the kind individuals who help keep us going.

We work closely with:

All African Women’s Group
See more about our work with women seeking asylum on our Refuge from Rape and Destitution blog.

English Collective of Prostitutes
Legal Action for Women

WinVisible– Women with visible and invisible disabilities

We are a member of the Support Not Separation Coalition & Global Women Against Deportations.

At the beginning of 2021, Black Women’s Rape Action Project combined forces with WAR as our perspectives and work methods are as one.  We have now completed this merger bringing together two organisations with years of experience.

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